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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur 

You would need around 8,310.01RM (82,323.64฿) in Kuala Lumpur to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 87,000.00฿ in Bangkok (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 1.07% higher than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 5.38% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 17.91% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 11.29% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 8.82% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 76.91% higher than in Bangkok

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  Bangkok  Kuala Lumpur      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 ฿     79.25 ฿      +32.09 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿     495.33 ฿      -17.45 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 130.00 ฿     115.16 ฿      -11.41 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 60.00 ฿     99.07 ฿      +65.11 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 100.00 ฿     118.88 ฿      +18.88 %
Cappuccino (regular) 61.82 ฿     92.77 ฿      +50.07 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.46 ฿     21.19 ฿      +21.41 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.64 ฿     12.86 ฿      +33.32 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 48.20 ฿     58.66 ฿      +21.69 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 34.40 ฿     29.63 ฿      -13.89 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 41.25 ฿     38.38 ฿      -6.96 %
Eggs (12) 58.71 ฿     44.66 ฿      -23.92 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 503.64 ฿     331.49 ฿      -34.18 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 114.20 ฿     113.18 ฿      -0.89 %
Apples (1kg) 73.27 ฿     79.25 ฿      +8.16 %
Oranges (1kg) 63.14 ฿     83.38 ฿      +32.05 %
Tomato (1kg) 48.50 ฿     37.26 ฿      -23.17 %
Potato (1kg) 62.82 ฿     35.54 ฿      -43.42 %
Lettuce (1 head) 37.08 ฿     29.47 ฿      -20.52 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.00 ฿     22.94 ฿      +43.38 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     495.33 ฿      -17.45 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 50.00 ฿     90.32 ฿      +80.65 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 94.17 ฿     117.07 ฿      +24.32 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 90.00 ฿     104.02 ฿      +15.58 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 ฿     19.81 ฿      -20.75 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 800.00 ฿     990.66 ฿      +23.83 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿     29.72 ฿      -15.09 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 5.00 ฿     9.91 ฿      +98.13 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿     247.66 ฿      +147.66 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 38.85 ฿     20.34 ฿      -47.65 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 775,000.00 ฿     1,485,985.30 ฿      +91.74 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 2,831.49 ฿     1,471.48 ฿      -48.03 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.76 ฿     2.83 ฿      +60.12 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 638.14 ฿     1,455.72 ฿      +128.12 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,844.11 ฿     1,646.32 ฿      -10.73 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 390.00 ฿     235.28 ฿      -39.67 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿     128.79 ฿      -28.45 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,089.09 ฿     2,696.31 ฿      +29.07 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,532.78 ฿     1,934.39 ฿      +26.20 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,971.04 ฿     2,880.75 ฿      -3.04 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 3,110.30 ฿     2,552.74 ฿      -17.93 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,308.02 ฿     23,266.28 ฿      +9.19 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,931.03 ฿     13,043.65 ฿      +31.34 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 58,455.12 ฿     40,693.14 ฿      -30.39 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 28,055.56 ฿     19,679.37 ฿      -29.86 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 107,500.00 ฿     94,562.06 ฿      -12.04 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 66,000.00 ฿     47,712.50 ฿      -27.71 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 22,491.09 ฿     37,649.43 ฿      +67.40 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.46     5.20      -19.52 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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